Buick Yip – Lychee Wood Wooden Dummy
Buick Yip – Wing Chun Wooden Dummy (aka Muk Yan Jong, or Mook Yan Jong).
Includes free stand!
*Signed* The rear of this dummy has been signed and dated by Buick (see picture for example) to indicate it came from his workshop.
If you care about having absolutely the best Wing Chun dummy available on the market today, bar none, then you must have a Buick Yip Wing Chun wooden dummy. There is no question about it: for those that care about their Wing Chun and proper training, this is the ONLY dummy to buy. No other even comes close.
These are the dummies of Sifus, collectors, and the discerning Wing Chun practitioner.
Recently Buick was going to retire from the dummy business. I asked him to give it one more go and make dummies for you guys a little longer before he retired. These dummies could disappear from the market at any time, and when they do they will be even more valued than the original Koo Sang dummies made last generation.
This dummy trunk is made from Lychee Wood. This wood is, by some, considered the best wood for dummies. It is extremely heavy and rare, meaning that the dummy trunk can weigh upwards of 150 lbs. The wood is very dense and has a reddish color. The legs of all the dummies are made from this wood. Lychee is the sole member of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family. It is a fruit tree grown in tropical and sub-tropical Asia.
More Information from Buick:
“Lychee trees dont’ grow big, they are usually saucer size diameter, because of the year rings are so tight they have very high density, a tree trunk with the size suitable for making a dummy is at least 50 years old, probably out of thousands of Lychee trees there is only a few of this size grown.
Lychee is an original fruit from Southern part of China – Canton, it was introduced to other countries in recent years because of its fruit scent and sweetness, because of it’s high density and available here, it has became a legendary dummy material, also because of it’s scarcity fewer lychee dummies had actually been made. None of these dummies were taken from live trees, a living Lychee tree of this size yields 2-3 crops a year and they’re worth thousands of USD, all the trunk material came from real old trees that is slowing down and considered non-productive. None of our dummy materials were cut down alive for the purpose of making dummies, many more of them had been taken down for a length period of time, mostly due to the trees were dying down, or they get in the way of new construction projects.”
The measurements of all the dummies are based on Wong Shun Leung’s dummy made by Koo Sang. Yip Man gave Koo Sang these measurements and we guarantee you won’t be able to tell the difference between your dummy and Wong Shun Leung’s! These dummies are made with the most accurate measurements of any dummy on the market today.
The dummy has many measurements, but the basic ones are these:
Diameter – 21 cm. (this can vary, if the trunk is slightly larger Buick usually keeps the extra girth and weight)
Length – 1.4 meters.
Arm length – 29.5 cm.
Distance between two top arms (from middle of arms tip) – 21 cm when open, 19 cm when closed.
From top of dummy to top of 1st opening – 25 cm. (This may vary on longer trunks)
From bottom of bottom hole of top arms to top of middle arm 23 cm
Dimension of arm holes – 4 cm.
Arms tip – 3.5 cm.
Arms base – 5.5 cm.
Top of the dummy leg from end to center of knee is 30 cm.
From center of knee to bottom is 42 cm.
Cross section of the leg is 7 cm by 8 cm (approx.), and slightly bigger at the knee.
60-88 lbs (~27-40 kg) for kapok wood dummies
99-115 lbs (~45-52 kg) for teak, temple piller, and dry elm wood dummies
115-125 lbs (~52-57 kg) for mahogany and peach wood dummies
120-135 lbs (~55-62 kg) for marble wood dummies
120-145 lbs (~55-65 kg) for tiger marble wood dummies
120-155 lbs (~55-70 kg) for lychee and longan wood dummies
*arms legs and slats account for about 12 kg.
The weight varies based on density of the wood used: every tree is different. These weights are only a guide and not a guarantee.
Arms, Legs, Slats:
The dummy arms are 30 cm length and are made from marble or Lychee wood on all dummies except teak (Teak dummies come with teak arms). Marble/Lychee wood arms were chosen for their density. They do not break.
All dummy legs are made of a solid marble wood or lai chi nut tree branch. The wood has a natural twist so the legs are in one piece and can stand kicking in practice without breaking.
All dummies include two 1.4 meter horizontal slats for mounting.
About the Woods Used:
These dummies became famous, in part, because of the woods originally used for the trunks. These woods are not acquired through regular trade sources. Buick has to make a lot of special trips to minor dealers just to find and acquire a couple of pieces of appropriate material. There is no promise for the continuation of any of the woods used. For example, marble wood was discontinued from 2006 to 2009 due to the fact that all the supply dried up. Luckily, trees grow and we can sometimes bring these dummies to the market once again.
Unless you get a free stand as part of a special deal, you will need to get a Buick Yip wall stand, request a Buick floor stand via email, or make your own stand.
Please note if this dummy is slated as USA/Canada (i.e. in our USA warehouse) or Worldwide (i.e. In Hong Kong).
If Shipping from the USA Warehouse:
All shipping is via FedEx/UPS(whichever is cheapest) and takes approx 1 week to deliver. If we are shipping from the US warehouse to an international destination then, you are responsible for customs fees and taxes/VAT.
If Shipping from Hong Kong:
For most countries there is a flat fee based on the weight of the dummy. Shipping will be via FedE, UPS, or DHL from Buick in Hong Kong. Delivery is usually in 5-7 days from the time Buick sends it. You are responsible for customs fees and taxes.
The following countries are approved for the flat rate: USA, Canada, UK, Belgium, Luxemburg, Italy, Germany, France, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Cyprus, Czech Rep, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, and Indonesia. Australia and New Zealand require fumigation (which costs more) as well as have a higher rate, so please choose the option for them.
The following countries will need a separate quote: Mexico, UAE, Brazil, small Island countries, and pretty much anywhere not in N. America or Europe. If in doubt, please email us for a quote!